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Dodgers Highlights: Freddie Freeman Gets 2,000th Career Hit But LA Falls in Extras

It was another crazy game between the Dodgers and Astros and unfortunately, the boys in blue ran out of magic in extra innings. The game didn’t start out as great as Tony Gonsolin’s recent struggles continued for LA. One week after allowing a career-worst 7 earned runs to the Giants, he served up 4 runs to Houston on a pair of 2 run homers. Mookie Betts hit another lead off bomb which was all the Dodger offense we got until late.


Let’s get into the highlights of this crazy game.

Mookie hit that lead off home run to give the Dodgers the early lead…

Mookie also turned a beautiful double play in the 5th inning to bail Tony Gonsolin out of trouble.

Flash forward to the 6th where Freddie Freeman collected hit number 1,999 of his career and one of just 3 hits off Houston starter Hunter Brown who looked like Cy Young over 6 strong innings.

For the second afternoon in a row, the Dodger offense came alive as the top of the order did its job, albeit all with 2 outs. Mookie Betts was hit by a pitch and promptly stole second base. Freddie Freeman stroked an RBI double to right field for the 2,000th hit of his career and brought the score to within two.

Will Smith tied the game with a clutch 2 run bomb to right center field and the Dodgers were fully back alive tied 4-4 heading to the 9th.

Both teams didn’t score in the 9th and the game went to extra innings.

The Dodger bullpen was mostly excellent on Sunday, tossing 4 scoreless innings and continuing a streak of dominance. Brusdar Graterol quickly got into trouble in the 10th inning but another insane play by the Astros absolutely destroyed a rally and put the momentum firmly back in the Dodgers’ corner.

Chasing 5-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning, LA had the tying run at third base with Mookie Betts coming to the plate. Knowing it was an ESPN game, you already know what happened. He tied it up. I pre-wrote that part hoping he’d hit the walk off… he just missed it.

That was all the Dodgers were able to muster as the game moved on to the 11th inning.

The phantom runner scored again for the Astros as the run came in off Yency Almonte. 6-5 Houston heading to the bottom of the 11th.

Unfortunately, the Dodgers ran out of magic and fell in extras.

More to come on this game.

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The Dodgers are off on Monday before flying out to Colorado for the first time this season. After 3 against the Rockies, the road trip moves on to Kansas City and the Royals.

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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